Wednesday, April 1, 2015

#UBI News! Moar Assassin's Creed.. but WAIT! It's different this time!

Ubisoft just announced a, ahem, "couple" of new Assassin's Creed games.

But what I like about this whole thing is that this time it's gonna be a little different.

Remember that "Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China" revealed a while back ago? Turns out this will be part of a new spinoff series titled Assassin's Creed Chronicles. Smalled 2.5D sidescrollers, kind of like those previous handheld AC games.

The first one will be "China" and will star Shao Jun from the Assassin's Creed: Embers animated film. Yay! I liked the character!

The following episodes "Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India" and "Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia" will feature respectively Arbaaz Mir and Nikolai Orelov. From the really good AC comic book series Assassin’s Creed Brahman and Assassin’s Creed The Fall/The Chain. I love to finally see these comic book characters crossing over into the games - it's about time!

Check out Ubisoft's recently released trailer:

The India game is looking particularly nice, it reminds me of the original Prince of Persia series.

I know some kids and some fanboys are already complaining it's "just 2D games", but I welcome this change of pace. (kinda getting burnout from all the recent sandbox open world AC games personally...) Also I can see this as Ubi testing waters for these new settings.

Here's the official synopsis:
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China - Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: China takes place in China, 1526, as the Ming dynasty starts to crumble. You embody Shao Jun, the last remaining Assassin of the Chinese Brotherhood, returning to her homeland with a vendetta. Newly trained by the legendary Ezio Auditore, she is hell-bent on exacting vengeance and restoring her fallen Brotherhood.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India - Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India throws you into the tension between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in 1841. When a Master Templar arrives with a mysterious item that used to belong to the Assassin Order, Arbaaz Mir must discover why he’s come, steal back the item, and protect his friends and his lover.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia - Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia occurs in Russia, 1918. Nikolai Orelov wants to leave with his family, but is required to perform one last mission for the Assassin Order: infiltrate the house where the tsar’s family is being held by the Bolsheviks and steal an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries. Along the way, he witnesses the massacre of the tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must escape the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.
Hopefully the trilogy will be re-released at some point later on in a pack. I could totally see this coming to one of the handhelds like the 3DS. Hey, Ubi, is there any chance for a Vita re-release like you just did with Child of Light?

The first of these three games Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China will be out for PS4, Xbox One and PC on April 21 for $9.99 or free if you have the AC: Unity season pass.

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